Photo taken on Oct. 8, 2012 shows debris of a blast-hit residential building in Baoding, north China's Hebei Province. The death toll of an explosion that happened at around 3 p.m. last Saturday has climbed to eight, while 27 injured remain in hospital. (Xinhua/Gong Zhihong)
Death toll rises to 8 in China's building explosion
SHIJIAZHUANG, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- The death toll has risen to eight after Saturday's explosion triggered by detonators illegally manufactured and stored at a residential building in north China's Hebei Province, local authorities said Monday.
Five more bodies were retrieved while rescuers were clearing the debris in the city of Baoding, the city government said in a statement late Monday. Full story
North China building blast kills 3, injures 34
SHIJIAZHUANG, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- The death toll has climbed to three after an explosion triggered probably by illegal manufacturing and storage of detonators at a residential building in north China.
The accident that happened at around 3 p.m. Saturday in Baoding City, Hebei Province also left more than 34 people injured, local police said Sunday.
Police found self-made detonator shells at the explosion site of the six-storey building in Dongwuyao Village. Detonator shells and materials of explosives were also discovered in the building's basement. Full story